Week Ending 12.01.13 Budget…Man This HURTS!

Posted: December 9, 2013 in Budgets
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Alright so I’ve been noticeably absent lately and that’s because last week we didn’t really have anything to report – I was holding our funds to pay for the HVAC repair at home, well on that we managed to get someone out to look at the system and as it turns out it’s the fan motor that’s bad so we’re replacing that.  They had to order the part and it’ll be in this week Mon/Tues so today or tomorrow – and the cost of the part + installation is $289.00, OUCH!  So for now we’re freezing our butts off and using the Emergency heat in the house until the fan part is installed tomorrow or Wednesday…lovely right? I’ll see that jump up on our electric bill – as if it’s not already high enough.

Add to this I needed to order Checks – which isn’t all that terrible, only $20.00 there, so not terrible! Then during a trip to Michael’s on Saturday in search of something for my daughter to wear (lights/bells, etc) in the Christmas Parade with her GS Troop I stumbled upon an idea for Presents for the family, so while I did not find what I was looking for in terms of stuff for the parade, we did manage to craft some stuff for the family for Christmas for $22.00! Very pleased about that!

Also, I finally have come to terms with the fact that we HAVE HAVE HAVE to hold off on buying a new car when tax time rolls around for one simple fact – WE NEED TO GET AND STAY CURRENT ON THE MORTGAGE – this is by far the most important thing right now.  So when the car is paid off next summer (or even with the tax money) we’ll hold on getting a new car until the following tax time so we can be without a car payment for awhile or until the damn thing dies, whichever comes first.  Hoping we make it until tax time 2015 vs. the car dying on us sometime next year…no I am NOT happy about this, but alas it’s for the best…

Alright, so here we go:

 $181.01 Remaining from W/E 11/24/13  $417.09 Lara W/E 12/01/13 Salary, Pay Date 12/06
 $86.62 Amt. Spent  $330.62 Jimmy W/E 12/01/13 Salary
 $94.39 Avail. Starting  $747.71
 $5.35 PetsMart  $94.39 Avail. Starting
 $0.65 KTC  $747.71 Total Pay
 $23.01 Once Upon a Child  $842.10 Avail. For Bills
 $21.54 Michael’s
 $4.67 McDonald’s
 $31.40 Wal-Mart

We did spend WAY too much – but we did get some items required – Once Upon a Child was a new dress for Ashley to wear on her Birthday/Christmas, a very pretty Red/Burgundy Velvet dress with a black/silver cowl sweater, it’s soo pretty! I still need to get her some shoes to wear with it; and then Wal-Mart was a new toaster (ours died) and my very first Iron (for GS Patches) and then the Michael’s purchase is listed above.

 $289.00 Comfort Pro
 $70.00 Brigades Boys & Girls Club
 $200.00 Groceries
 $25.00 Dinner, 12/06
 $40.00 Gas
 $25.00 Cat & Dog Food
 $25.00 Jimmy’s Money
 $5.00 Tate & Kirlin, 12/10 Auto-Draft
 $100.00  CFPUA
 $20.00  Check Order
 $43.10  $43.10
7%  $3.02
 $3.02  $40.08

And with the lump sum cash withdrawal – I had to pay Brigades with cash as my checks haven’t arrived yet and I am OUT – so I just added that to the weekly cash withdrawal and used it…

 $289.00 Comfort Pro
 $400.00 Cash for the Week
 $5.00 Tate & Kirlin, 12/10 Auto-Draft
 $100.00 CFPUA
 $20.00 Check Order
 $3.02 Merrill Transfer

So next Weekend things will be slightly different as we have Ashley’s birthday party on Saturday night – we’re doing a sleepover so it shouldn’t be more than about $75.00 for Pizza/Drinks/Plates/Napkins and we have movies and such.  She wants to have a Brownie vs. a Cake so making a brownie will be easier, and if we get some ice cream we can make brownie sundae’s with the girls.

Then the following weekend we are MD Bound (hopefully) for Christmas! I am soo thrilled about that, but I cannot believe beyond anything that Christmas is that close! Seriously NEED to get some shopping done for the kids LOL!!

Alright I’ll stop rambling!  TTFN All!

  1. Wow, that sounds stressful. I am actually glad to be a renter for the moment. It’s nice not to have the responsibility of fixing stuff when it breaks…

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